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L.A. Auto Show: Why the technology in your car doesn't work
L.A. Auto Show: Why the technology in your car doesn't work

Today’s cars have turned into traveling towers of Babel. Car infotainment systems freeze. Phones don’t always sync. Bluetooth sound quality is poor. And simple tasks take too many touches and clicks. At the core of the problem: The cars and devices speak different languages, with no common standard for operating systems or software. “We have to make this work better,” said Philip Abram, chief infotainment officer for General Motors Co. “We have to make this easier for our customers.” PHOTOS: L.A. Auto Show model debuts Problems with car electronics controls have overtaken mechanical issues, rattles and other defects to become the top complaint in...

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